Hidden away in the Bronx Zoo is an attraction which an enterprising Bronx resident thought would be popular. Just inside the gates of the zoo is a plaque about a “Fountain of Youth” which promises good health and fortune to all who drink from it. It seems Hyman Gould brought home a 12” piece of lead pipe from Pompeii in Italy, which he was told would grant all drinkers good health and fortune. Somehow the “Fountain of Youth” never really took off.
"THIS FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH…" at @BronxZoo #pompeii pic.twitter.com/Q9knfSg4EX— Patrick J. Burns (@diyclassics) August 10, 2015